Department of Otolaryngology

Stipends & Benefits

Annual Stipends (FY19)

PGY-1 $57,400
PGY-2 $59,078
PGY-3 $60,229
PGY-4 $63,214
PGY-5 $66,711
PGY-6 $68,139

Educational Allowances

Otolaryngology residents at the University of Pittsburgh have numerous opportunities to attend various educational meetings and conferences. Some include the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, COSM, PAO Spring Meeting, Sinus/Skull Base Course, American Head and Neck Society Meeting, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and many others.

Funds are provided for expenses related to attendance to educational conferences, and travel related to attending an educational conference or course. The amount of $1,000 is allotted for all PGY-3 through PGY-5 residents.  Any PGY-1 through PGY-5 resident presenting at a national conference is allotted an additional $1,000 per conference.

The yearly In-Service Exam is paid for by the department for all residents.

Medical society dues to the American Academy of Otolaryngology (AAO-HNSF) and Triological Society are also fully funded by the department.

Meals and Uniforms

Resident Meals are available at hosptial site cafeterias and vending machines while on call duty.  Residents are alloted meal tickets for all overnight call shifts.

Each resident is supplied with three white lab coats annually, with drop off services for weekly dry cleaning.  Additionally, at all of the participating institutions, scrubs are the property of the institution and are laundered by the institution. 


The department funds parking leases to all residents for premium, on-site parking to all facilities.